Getting involved in research to find a better treatment or cure for celiac disease (CeD) can be a rewarding experience. Here are some steps you can take to get started:

Find Research Opportunities

Look for research institutions, hospitals, and universities actively conducting research on CeD. Search online for ongoing clinical trials or research studies related to CeD. Websites such as or research institutions’ websites are good places to start.

Volunteer for Clinical Trials

When considering participating in clinical trials for CeD research, potential participants should consider eligibility criteria, risks and benefits, and time commitments, before enrolling. By volunteering, individuals not only gain potential benefits for themselves but also contribute to advancements in treatments and the overall understanding of CeD, benefiting the community of those affected by CeD.

Join Patient Advocacy Groups

Many patient advocacy groups focus on CeD research and awareness. Joining these groups can provide opportunities to stay updated on the latest research developments, connect with other affected individuals, and participate in advocacy efforts to promote research funding and awareness.

By taking these steps, you can actively contribute to research efforts aimed at finding better treatments or a cure for CeD, ultimately improving the lives of individuals affected by this condition.

Published May 1, 2024